I pretty much love anything with sesame oil. In college, I used to rub it into my skin, which worked pretty well. Greasy, but effective. Granted I was probably using way too much. Come to think of it, it might be good for the oil cleansing method and I know it's traditionally used for the oil pulling method and can be good for plaque buildup and overall dental health. One thing I loved reading when checking out why this oil is so healthy was that it's high in zinc. I was recently thinking about that particular mineral and wondering if I was getting enough. I think we kind of intuitively know what vitamins we need. I was at a vitamin store with a friend recently when she was explaining some symptoms she needed help with, long story short, it came down to bone health and the guy recommended calcium. This was interesting because she had just been examining her diet for calcium, just like I was recently examining mine for zinc. I think we don't give ourselves enough credit for knowing what we need. Another fun fact about zinc, it's directly linked to your sense of taste and smell and any loss of these senses could be a result of a zinc deficiency. Just something interesting, thought I would share. Here's what you'll need: * 1 - 12oz package of Chow Mein Udon noodles * 1 cucumber - cubed, I cut mine into matchsticks and then into thirds from there * 1 bunch of green onions - chopped * 1/4 cup of sesame oil * 2 tablespoons of soy sauce * 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds * salt and pepper to taste Directions: * Cook your noodles per directions on the package. My directions were interesting and worked well. So, I'll share them. Boil water, then add the noodles and stir. Once it starts to boil over again, add one cup of cold water. Let it boil one more time, turn off the burner, strain, and rinse with cool water. It should take around 6-7 minutes until they're cooked. * Mix up sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. * Toss in sesame dressing with vegetables and mix well. * Add in salt and pepper. * Serve cold.